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Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 is the fasted growing solution in the technology field right now?

You can no longer deny now is exactly the time to invest forward in the Office 365 community. As a popular emerging solution, Office 365 has a steep learning curve. It is more complex than you think. The THE 2015 Fall Conference is dedicated to your technical and business success and focuses on best practices provided by experts. Leave with immediate and impactful Office 365 knowledge you can use now.

As a bonus, the Office 365 conversation is supplemented by Windows 10 and Azure focus areas.

THE 2015 Fall Conference website contains all the information you need to plan your attendance. Visit fall2015.smbnation.com to find out everything you need to know for your participation at the THE 2015 Fall Conference.

Be sure to take advantage of our early bird special pricing, payment plan and remember our money-back guarantee. To register please visit fall2015.smbnation.com. The dates are October 2-4, 2015. The location is Microsoft Redmond.

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Autotask acquires Soonr, expands offerings
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Collaboration and data security are key to the modern office, and Autotask aims to provide both with acquisition of Soonr, a provider of cloud file sharing and collaboration solutions for businesses. The acquisition, announced earlier this week, will provide Autotask MSP and ITSP clients with access to enterprise-grade file sharing and synchronization solutions designed for end-client efficiency and security. “Autotask delivers innovative offerings that manage mission-critical business processes for our customers. This acquisition fits perfectly within that objective and represents a signif...
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Sage advice from the Sage Summit: Knowledge and opportunities in New Orleans
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It’s not just the grocery store around the corner or the one-room bookshop down the street. Small and midsized businesses are the technology firms, daycare centers and manufacturing plants upholding the American and global economies. At “Imagine Now,” the 2015 Sage Summit, small businesses were the stars of the show, and rightfully so—with around 8,000 attendees from 64 countries, it’s the largest conference focused solely on SMBs. The conference was grand in scale, and revealed a new direction for U.K.-based Sage. As the crowd flooded into the keynote each morning, we were greeted with thi...
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I did a FUBAR with a “Foo” Email!
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By Harry Brelsford, CEO and Founder, SMB Nation Several thousand of you have received an email from me the past several days with the Subject Line of “foo” and the body text of “foobar” from me. Here is the back story and the benefit. What started out as a learning exercise inside Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Online turned into a FUBAR. I created a marketing list. Then I set the list to dynamic instead of static. I clicked Next a few times in the marketing list setup wizard and created a test email with the subject line “foo” and the text “foobar.” Then I clicked Finish and emails started goi...
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Windows 10 and Windows Willy
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By Harry Brelsford, SMB Nation Founder and CEO How do you efficiently communicate yesterday’s Windows 10 launch to a readership that’s probably overwhelmed with Win10 talk nonstop? I’m not going to try and compete with the hamster wheel news cycle! Rather, I’ll provide you my analysis wrapped into appropriate context. And I’ll weave in the insights of Windows Willy! All things considered, Windows 10 is the release everyone needs. OEMs need to sell devices. MSPs and partners need a reason for being in the eyes of the client. Microsoft needs a hit. I’d offer Windows 10 delivers in spades and i...
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SFF PCs provide compact, cost-friendly option for SMBs
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The traditional desktop—complete with a tower computer and at least one monitor—isn’t a smart solution for modern SMBs. Instead, small form factor PCs provide the scalability, efficiency and size best suited to businesses low on capital or cubicle space. D&H Distributing announced today an increase in its SFF offerings, including PCs from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo in its portfolio. “Small form factor computers have a great deal to offer a small business, or any industry requiring an easily re-configured environment, yet where users are still looking to leverage full-power, permanent desk...
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#SageSummit update: Conference opens with celebrity keynote, product previews
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Small and medium businesses comprise 99 percent of businesses worldwide and continue to lead the workforce in hiring and innovation.  The “Imagine Now” Sage Summit began by highlighting the strengths of small businesses as media, customers and partners joined Sage CEO Stephen Kelly, General Colin Powell and spiritual thought leader Deepak Chopra (right) at the first keynote address. “The real strength of this country rests not in Wall Street, but resides in the small businesses,” Powell said. Despite interesting conversation from the three about everything from office satisfaction to i...
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SMB Nation Webinar: Lync, Skype and Skype for Business
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What’s the difference and why should we care? The portfolio of options for business communication solutions is bursting at the seams, yet it often feels more difficult than ever to find the solution that’s best suited for each business. Microsoft’s rebranding of Lync and introduction of Skype for Business affected the entire community of users and Microsoft partners as business and personal communication tools mixed and integrated. This shift has created a new ecosystem filled with both dangers and opportunities. Join SMB Nation and Greg Plum from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30 to learn h...
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Dell releases SonicWALL series designed for SMBs and enterprises
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Dell releases SonicWALL series designed for SMBs Wireless networks are necessary for almost all businesses both at the small business and enterprise level, yet securing networks that include myriad systems and users can be costly and dangerous to data if not properly selected or maintained. Dell announced today availability of its SonicWALL TZ Wireless Firewall Series, wireless network security solutions designed to deliver 802.11ac wireless performance and security for at a low cost. "Attacks against all networks – including wireless networks – are becoming more sophisticated, and require...
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AppRiver Q2 Global Security Report highlights continued malicious activity
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Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. For North American companies and individuals, this old statement came true in Q2 with more than 50 percent of spam messages originating in North America. Appriver released results yesterday from the Q2 Global Security Report, a summary and analysis of spam and malware. AppRiver quarantined 4.7 billion spam messages between April and June 2015, and blocked 165 million messages containing attachments with viruses. “It is more important than ever for companies to educate their staff on the seriousness of the breach problem, because hackers don’t...
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Digium Switchvox Cloud 6.0 provides lower cost option to SMBs
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Competitors hoping to entice both small business and enterprise customers need to offer fair, scalable pricing with high-quality solutions, and VoIP provider Digium realized this with Switchvox Cloud 6.0. Digium, Inc. announced yesterday the release of cloud-based UC service Switchvox Cloud 6.0, which now offers a metered pricing structure for organizations with low usage patterns that want the features and opportunities of a business-class phone service. "Switchvox Cloud's new, lower cost, metered offering starts at $12.99 per user, per month, reducing the barrier to entry for c...
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Trend Micro Deep Security Available on Azure Marketplace
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Security solution provider Trend Micro Incorporated announced yesterday availability of cloud and data center platform Trend Micro Deep Security on the Azure Marketplace. The solution is designed to extend security provided by Microsoft Azure and help organizations meet their shared security-enhanced responsibilities. “We are pleased that Trend Micro Deep Security is now available on the Azure Marketplace,” said Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. “By making Trend Micro Deep Security available on our cloud platform, Trend Micro is providing automated cl...
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D&H to deliver XYZprinting 3D printers to SMBs, education sector
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3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting announced today it partnered with D&H Distributing to expand distribution of its 3D printers and products. Its printers are the most affordable worldwide, according to XYZprinting, as it strives to open the door to 3D accessibility for SMBs and the K-12 and higher education sectors. “XYZprinting offers a wide variety of 3D printers to satisfy different customer needs at a competitive pricepoints. We’re thrilled to provide their industry-leading, accessible and affordable 3D printers to our rapidly expanding list of customers,” said Rob Eby, vice presi...
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